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  1. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    What's the rule/etiquette on trade offers?

    Context: I have a couple of sale pieces that I'm also interested in trading. Getting lots of PMs with trade offers. Is it like sale offers where the seller should deal with each in order, or is there a different but fair way of handling trade offers? I mean, I'm in discussions with a couple of members, but then a better trade offer comes in!

    And what if a sale offer suddenly comes in. Just abandon all trade discussions?

    Don't want to cause any offense so advice from experienced traders appreciated.
     
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  2. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Take best trade offer. Doesn't have to be first one who pmd u. Just be fair and communicate that u are trading and if u want let them know the trade
     
  3. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Got ya. So transparency is the key. Let everyone know I'm in multiple discussions and don't worry about order.

    What if item is for sale AND trade and a sale offer comes in?
     
  4. Campagnolokid

    Campagnolokid Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Im wondering exactly how a trade works as well. Im assuming thwres no guarantee youll actually get your glasses....do we just have to trust the other party and go for it?
     
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  5. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Yep, agree with Dallas, I'd go for the most desirable trade. You probably have an (implicit or explicit) order of preference (which may include sale) and I can't see that it would be wrong to go for that.
     
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  6. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Go for the best deal. The only exception is if you've already agreed to sell/trade with someone, then you should honor it even it something better comes along before the transaction is completed. But that's just ethics.
     
  7. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. You've confirmed my hunch that I can have more than one trade discussion at the same time. Yes, if the deal is agreed it would be very bad form to back out and switch.
     
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  8. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    It's not unheard of but it's dishonorable. And you seem like an honorable guy... ;)
     
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  9. Oakle y

    Oakle y Something Something Darkside Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Generally the person with lower feedback ships first, once the person with higher feedback receives the item they ship theirs.
     
  10. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    That's very interesting and useful. This is where the feedback system, trust, and other forum member testimonials really matter.
     
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